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  • *Existing home sales increase 5.1 percent in March. WASHINGTON, April 20- U.S. home resales rebounded more than expected in March, suggesting the housing market recovery remained intact despite signs that economic growth probably stalled in the first quarter. The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday existing home sales surged 5.1 percent to an...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- U.S. home resales rebounded more than expected in March, suggesting the housing market recovery remained intact despite signs that economic growth probably stalled in the first quarter. The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday existing home sales surged 5.1 percent to an annual rate of 5.33 million units last month.

  • LONDON, April 18- Asking prices for rental properties in England and Wales have fallen, hit by the introduction of a new tax, but prices in the housing market as a whole have continued their rise, online property listings firm Rightmove said. On April 1, Britain added a new surcharge to stamp duty, the tax on buying property, requiring payment of an extra 3 percent for...

  • Downpayment protection for skittish homeowners

    CNBC's Diana Olick looks at a new product from ValueInsured aimed at protecting homeowners' downpayment from falling home prices; and speaks with Joe Melendez, ValueInsured CEO, and Barry Zigas, Zigas & Associates LLC founder.

  • *Shanghai sales by area down 60 pct in w/c March 28. HONG KONG/ SHANGHAI April 8- Home sales in the red-hot property markets of Shanghai and Shenzhen tumbled sharply in the week after authorities made it tougher to buy homes in the cities to prevent a property bubble, surveys by a major Chinese realtor show. After Shenzhen and Shanghai property prices had jumped 57...

  • WASHINGTON, March 28- Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes rose sharply in February, reversing the previous month's deep decline, as the volatility of the data continues to make it difficult to parse the strength of the housing market. The National Association of Realtors said its pending home sales index rose 3.5 percent to 109.1 last month, the highest...

  • WASHINGTON, March 21- U.S. home resales fell sharply in February in a potentially troubling sign for America's economy which has otherwise looked resilient to the global economic slowdown. The National Association of Realtors said on Monday existing home sales dropped 7.1 percent to an annual rate of 5.08 million units, the lowest level since November.

  • WASHINGTON, March 21- U.S. home resales fell sharply in February in a potentially troubling sign for America's economy which has otherwise looked resilient to the global economic slowdown. The National Association of Realtors said on Monday existing home sales dropped 7.1 percent to an annual rate of 5.08 million units, the lowest level since November.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 29- U.S. Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes fell to their lowest level in a year in January, likely weighed down by harsh weather and a shortage of properties for sale, a report by the National Association of Realtors showed. "Looking at recent data, as far as economic reports, it has been a mixed bag with this morning being weaker than anticipated,"...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 29- China's latest move to boost its economy helped lift stocks on Wall Street and in Europe, and oil prices rallied after Saudi Arabia said it would work with other producers to limit oil market volatility. The National Association of Realtors said its pending home sales index declined to its lowest level in a year. "We were seeing better economic data...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 29- Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes fell to their lowest level in a year in January, likely weighed down by harsh weather and a shortage of properties for sale, a report showed on Monday. The National Association of Realtors said its pending home sales index declined 2.5 percent to 106.0, the lowest level since January of last year.

  • Expedia lost $13 million in the fourth quarter in part from closing its purchase of vacation rental site HomeAway Inc for $3.9 billion, a move that could ramp up competition with apartment-sharing startup Airbnb. Last year marked a deal-making spree for Expedia in which it also bought Orbitz Worldwide Inc for $1.3 billion and Travelocity for $280 million.

  • Feb 10- Expedia Inc on Wednesday posted a fourth-quarter profit below analysts' estimates, in part due to a drop in demand to travel to European cities after the Nov. 13 Paris attacks. Expedia, the world's largest online travel services company by bookings, lost $13 million in the quarter in part from closing its $3.9 billion purchase of vacation rental site...

  • TORONTO, Feb 4- Amid fears of a bubble in condominium prices in Canada's largest cities, developers say they are shifting from building condos to high-rise rental apartments, as institutional investors look for assets with steady cash flow. The result is, not only more rental units on offer in cities like Vancouver and Toronto, but a slowdown in the supply of new...

  • Beachfront houses on the Gold Coast, Australia.

    Australia is attempting to let the air out of housing without deflating a vital source of economic growth or stressing indebted households.

  • Delivery truck driver

    After this year's Cyber Monday, consumer groups warn that there will be a greater opportunity for thieves to swipe packages.

  • Former Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh visits the Steve Waugh Foundation's Flagship project at Udayan to new extension to girls Building on August 6, 2013 in Kolkata, India. Udayan, is a rehabilitation home for children suffering from leprosy in colonies near Barrackpore.

    There is little cheer for property investors in India but one person has gone against the tide. Just who it is may be a surprise.

  • A view of the seaside mansion which was used as the U.S. consulate from 1957, and later renamed Lincoln House, is seen in Mumbai, India, September 14, 2015. Vaccine billionaire Cyrus Poonawalla has bought the former maharaja's mansion in Mumbai from the U.S. government for around 7.5 billion rupees ($113 million), newspapers reported, making it the most expensive ever residential purchase in the country.

    Apart from rare stratospheric deals, Mumbai's property market is ailing, as it pays the price of having too big a boom.

  • Surges in London property prices have spurred calls the city is a bubble waiting to pop, but investors are still positive on the market.

  • Asians and Russians who actively bought property in London's wealthiest areas have deserted the market, the Financial Times reports.